Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. E.Huseynli / The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry denies the charges by the Armenian Government concerning the violation of armament limits envisaged in the DOVSE.
" Azerbaijan did not undertake steps to violate the DOVSE agreement, and international organizations did not submit claims on this issue," Eldar Sabiroglu, the head of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry's press-service reported to Trend agency.
During the annual meeting of the OSCE Council of Ministers in Madrid, the Armenian Defense Minister Vardan Oskanian accused Azerbaijan of exceeding armament limits. The Azerbaijani Defense Minister Elmar Mammadyarov replied that the statements made by Oskanian were unfounded.
The agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia stated that the quantity of armaments of both countries were to be equal. However, as Azerbaijan's population exceeds that of Armenia, we have fulfilled our obligations honestly," Sabiroglu said.